'Right Down the #&@*! Middle'

Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett walks off the mound as Luke Scott of the Baltimore Orioles rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning of their American League baseball game in Baltimore, Maryland May 13, 2008.
(Reuters Photo)

What the #&@*! Is Wrong with Josh Beckett?
And Are the Beat-Up Sox Suddenly in a Free Fall?

Box: Orioles 5, Sox 4
Globe: Beckett Swears He Should Be Doing Better Than This
Great Scott: The Bad Beckett Gets Taken Deep in Baltimore
Forget All-Starting: 11 Hits to This Squad and a 4.21 ERA Won't #&@*! Cut It
Deja-Lose All Over Again: 2nd Night, 3-Run 1st, Then a Big Snooze on Offense
Don't Look Now But the Rays Are in the Catbird Seat in the East
Another Headache for Sox: Coco's Got a Serious Tummy Ache
The Sun Comes Up, the Sun Goes Down, and J.D. Drew Gets Injured
Blood and Guts Ellsbury Comes Off the Bench to Answer the Call
Celticitis? Sox Are 1-8 on the Road Against AL East Foes
Manny Had a Good Night by the Box Score, But Killed Sox in the 7th
Cora-Led Comeback in 8th Fizzles, Too

"It was a [expletive] pitch. It was right down the [expletive] middle... that's the same question he just asked... you execute pitches, you get outs, you don't execute pitches, you don't get outs (repeat over and over and over)" -- 5.13.08, the usually ornery and unusually ordinary looking non-executioner Josh Beckett

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Ft. Myers News-Press: 'Don't Go Nuts to Keep Red Sox'
Meanwhile Sarasota Group Organizes to Attract Spring Sox
Smaller Herald Headline: Lame Sox Fan to Pay Yankee Fan After Brawl
Where's Specter When You Need Him? Seize the S.D. Cheerleader Tapes!
Time to Un-Retire ChiSox Employee Pudge Fisk's Number at Fenway Now?

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers


Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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